SMALL
BUSINESS




SMALL BUSINESS

MICROBUSINESS

BUSINESS INCUBATORS

CULTURAL INCUBATORS

KITCHEN INCUBATORS

STARTUP COMPANY

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION NCO

BUSINESS PLAN

MANAGE YOUR BUSINESS

SMALL BUSINESS LINKS



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SMALL
BUSINESS




A small business may be defined as
a business with a small number of
employees. The legal definition of
"small" often varies by country and
industry, but is generally under 100
employees in the United States while
under 50 employees in the European
Union (In comparison, the American
definition of mid-sized business by
the number of employees is generally
under 500 while 250 is for that of
European Union).

These businesses are normally privately
owned corporations, partnerships, or a
sole proprietorships.





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MICROBUSINESS




The smallest businesses, often located
in private homes, are microbusinesses
(term used by international organizations
as the World Bank and the International
Finance Corporation) or SoHos.

The term "mom and pop business" is a common
colloquial expression for a single-family
operated business with few (or no) employees
other than the owners.

When judged by the number of employees, the
American and the European definitions are the
same: under 10 employees.




Small business
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_business



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BUSINESS
INCUBATORS




Business incubators are organizations
that support the entrepreneurial process,
helping to increase survival rates for
innovative startup companies.

Entrepreneurs with feasible projects are
selected and admitted into the incubators,
where they are offered a specialized menu
of support resources and services.

Resources and services open to an entrepreneur
might include such diverse elements as;


provision of physical space
(offices, labs)

management coaching

help in preparing an
effective business plan

administrative services

technical support

business networking

advice on intellectual
property and help in
finding sources of
financing.




This rapid increase in incubation
activity can be attributed to a
number of factors.

Business incubation has been
identified as a means of meeting
a variety of economic and the
socio-economic policy needs,
which may include:


employment and wealth creation;

support for small firms with high
growth potential;

transfer of technology;

promoting innovation;

enhancing links between;
universities,
research institutions and
the business community;

industry cluster development.



Business incubator
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_incubator



Business incubators are business
assistance programs that provide
entrepreneurs with an inexpensive
start-up environment and a range
of administrative, consulting,
and networking services.


In essence these programs—which
may be managed by;

economic development agencies,

local governments,

for-profit businesses,

colleges,
universities—serve as homes
for new companies.


"An incubator usually houses about a
dozen tenants, who stay two to three
years, then 'graduate' to commercial
space.

At their best, incubators help new
firms create jobs and revive the
communities."

Indeed, statistics indicate that
incubator firms have a significantly
greater chance of survival than do
other start-up businesses.



Answers.com
http://www.answers.com/topic/business-incubator/



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CULTURAL
CENTERS




Cultural center
small business incubator concept
Seth Kestenbaum



There is a recent trend for developers
and communities to pursue members of
the creative class as tenants.

The utilization of a cultural
center/small business incubator
model as a strategy to transform
a vacant building or failed downtown
into a place with a lively and the
exciting culture where people want to
play, live, and work has immediate
short- and long-term benefits for an
owner.

In markets plagued with high vacancies
and/or a tenancy that generally caters
to low-income residents, the tenant base
this adaptive reuse incubates becomes an
attractor of tourists and helps bring out
a community's:


"hidden population and wealth."

Working responsibly and collectively with
other local owners to bring in a healthy
mix of cultural and creative service
tenants gives residents and visitors reasons
to spend time (and money) in a market and
support ongoing redevelopment.

Artists and creative service providers have
long been credited as the pioneers of
recovering urban neighborhoods and have
(via a lack of capital or inhibitions) the
willingness to make non-traditional locations
their home.



Revitalization Online.com
http://www.revitalizationonline.com/



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KITCHEN
INCUBATOR




A kitchen incubator is a business
incubator dedicated to early-stage
catering businesses.

Kitchen incubators are mostly found
in those countries with significant
levels of food hygiene regulation
where the capital investment in
commercial kitchen equipment can be
prohibitive for a new business.

By covering the capital cost of shared
kitchen facilities which are let on a
timeslot basis to incubatees, these
kitchen incubators enables a business
to develop to the stage where it can
invest in its own kitchen facilities.

Kitchen incubators share the wider
business ideals operated within
business incubators and will usually
assist their tenants with;


business planning,

access to finance,

mentoring,

other business facilities.



Kitchen incubator
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitchen_incubator



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STARTUP
COMPANY




A startup company is a business with
a limited operating history. While
slow-growth businesses maybe be startups,
investors are most attracted to those
new companies distinguished by their
risk/reward profile and scalability.

That is, they have lower bootstrapping
costs, higher risk, and higher potential
return on investment. Successful startups
are typically more scalable than an
established business, in the sense that
they can potentially grow rapidly with
limited investment of capital, labor or
land.

In order to achieve the high scalability
necessary to create the high return on
investment, startups are generally not
service-oriented companies.
Instead they focus on creating a product,
since product oriented companies can scale
more rapidly.

Startups enjoy several unique options for
funding. Venture capital firms and angel
investors may help startup companies begin
operations, exchanging cash for an equity
stake.


In practice though,
many startups are
initially funded
by the founders
themselves.



Startup company
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Startup_company




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ENTREPRENEURSHIP



Entrepreneurship is the practice of

starting new organizations,
particularly new businesses generally
in response to identified opportunities.

Entrepreneurship is often a difficult
undertaking, as a majority of new
businesses fail.

Entrepreneurial activities are substantially
different depending on the type of organization
that is being started. Entrepreneurship ranges
in scale from solo projects (even involving the
entrepreneur only part-time) to major undertakings
creating many job opportunities.

Many "high-profile" entrepreneurial ventures seek
venture capital or angel funding in order to raise
capital to build the business.
Many kinds of organizations now exist to support
would-be entrepreneurs, including;


specialized government agencies,

business incubators,

science parks,

some NGOs.



Entrepreneurship
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entrepreneurship



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NON-GOVERNMENTAL
ORGANIZATION
NCO




The term non-governmental organization (NGO)
is used in a variety of ways all over the
world and, depending on the context in which
it is used, can refer to many different types
of organizations.

In its broadest sense, a non-governmental
organization is one that is not directly
part of the structure of government.



Non-governmental organization
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-governmental_organization



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NON-GOVERNMENTAL
ORGANIZATION
LINKS




Charity Navigator
http://www.charitynavigator.org/

Congo - Conference of NGOs
http://www.ngocongo.org/

Directory of Development Organizations
http://www.devdir.org/

Directory of Irish based international NGOs
http://www.dochas.ie/

Directory of Uganda's NGOs online
http://www.ugandaonline.net/

Global Policy Forum
http://www.globalpolicy.org/ngos/index.htm/

Indian NGOs
http://www.indianngos.com/

Interaction
http://www.interaction.org/

International Institute for Non-Aligned Studies
http://www.iins.org/

Network of international NGOs working in Angola
http://www.conga.angonet.org/

NGO Watch Project
http://www.ngowatch.org/

UN NGLS
http://www.un-ngls.org/

Web portal of Indian NGOs
http://www.ngosindia.com/

World NGOs.org
http://www.worldngos.org/

World Wide Aid
http://www.worldwideaid.org/



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BUSINESS
PLAN




A business plan is a formal statement
of a set of business goals, the reasons
why they are believed attainable, and
the plan for reaching those goals.

It may also contain background information
about the organization or team attempting
to reach those goals.


The business goals being

attempted may be;

for-profit

or

non-profit.



Business plan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_plan



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SECTION 10



MANAGE
YOUR
BUSINESS




Manage your business from start to finish
Careful planning is fundamental to success.

The Small Business Planner includes information
and resources that will help you at any stage of
the business lifecycle.



1.Plan Your Business;

Get Ready
Write a Business Plan



2. Start Your Business;

Find a Mentor
Finance Start-Up
Buy a Business
Buy a Franchise
Name Your Business
Choose a Structure
Protect Your Ideas
Get Licenses and Permits
Pick a Location
Lease Equipment



3. Manage Your Business;

Lead
Make Decisions
Manage Employees
Market and Price
Market and Sell
Understand Fair Practice
Pay Taxes
Get Insurance
Handle Legal Concerns
Forecast
Advocate and Stay Informed
Use Technology
Finance Growth



4. Getting Out;

Plan Your Exit
Sell Your Business
Transfer Ownership
Liquidate Assets
File Bankruptcy
Close Officially



U.S. Small Business Administration
http://www.sba.gov/



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BUSINESS
PLAN
LINKS




All Business.com
http://www.allbusiness.com/

MORE BUSINESS
http://www.morebusiness.com/

Small Business Plan Guide
http://www.smallbusinessplanguide.com/

So You Wanna
http://www.soyouwanna.com/

U.S. Small Business Administration
http://www.sba.gov/

Bplans.com
http://www.bplans.com/

Entrepreneur.com
http://www.entrepreneur.com/

Teneric.co.uk
http://www.teneric.co.uk/



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SECTION 11



SMALL
BUSINESS
LINKS




50 Interview Questions That Will Help You Pinpoint The Perfect Candidate
http://nectjobs.com/recruiting/job-interview-questions-to-ask-applicants/

ABC'S OF SMALL BUSINESS
http://www.abcsmallbiz.com/

All Business.com
http://www.allbusiness.com/

Background Checks
http://backgroundchecks.org/

Business.com
http://www.business.com/

BUZ GATE
http://www.buzgate.org/

Canadian Association of Business Incubators
http://www.cabi.ca/

Entrepreneur.com
http://www.entrepreneur.com/

Federal Business Opportunity
http://www.fbo.gov/

Free Management Library
http://www.managementhelp.org/



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Grants.gov
http://www.grants.gov/

Guide To Getting On A Budget
http://www.moneygeek.com/financial-planning/resources/guide-to-getting-on-a-budget/

infoDev.org |The Information for Development Program
http://www.infodev.org/en/index.html/

MORE BUSINESS
http://www.morebusiness.com/

National Business Incubation Association
http://www.nbia.org/

NECT Jobs
http://nectjobs.com/

Revitalization Online.com
http://www.revitalizationonline.com/

Small-business.com
http://www.smallbusiness.com/

Small Business Loans
https://www.moneygeek.com/business-loans/small-business/

Small Business Notes
http://www.smallbusinessnotes.com/

Small Business Point.com
http://www.smallbusinesspoint.com/

So You Wanna
http://www.soyouwanna.com/

UK Business Incubation Limited
http://www.ukbi.co.uk/

U.S. Small Business Administration
http://www.sba.gov/



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